Mason County Profile

County Seat: MasonEst: 1858
County Borders: N: McCulloch; NE: San Saba; E: Llano; S: Gillespie; SW: Kimble; W: Menard
Population (2011): 3,984Businesses (2010): 131COL Index (2008): 75.7
Zip Codes: 76820, 76842, 76856, 76869Area Codes: 325Time Zone: CST
Center Line Coordinates: 30° 45′ N; 99° 11′ W
Major Highways: US 87, 377; TX 29, TX 71; RR 1871Rivers: LlanoLakes: N/A
Area: 929 smElevation: 1,300 to 2,200 ft

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CITIES AND TOWNS:   ArtField CreekFredoniaGritHedwigs HillHildaKatemcyKoockvilleLoyal ValleyMasonPontotocStreeterAll of Mason County is within the Texas Hill Country. For our definition of the boundaries of the Texas Hill Country, see: Definition & Maps.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT: 

County Judge Jerry Bearden: 325-347-5556
201 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
Web: www.co.mason.tx.us

MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Located in Mason on the Mason County Square, at 201 Ft McKavitt St. Built in 1909, in Beaux Arts style, with a center dome and clock tower, gable front porticoes, two-story doric columns, and rusticated stonework with contrasting stone lintels. This is the third courthouse and survives the first that burned in 1877 and the second that sustained fire damage in 1900. (Note: the street name is spelled “McKavitt” while the apparent source of the name is actually “McKavett” after whom Ft McKavett was named.) See more history about the courthouse and area at the Portal profile for Mason.

COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:

CONCHO VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS:
325-944-9666
2801 W Loop 306, Ste A, San Angelo, TX 76904
www.cvcog.org

WEATHER: Weather Underground

MEDIA COVERAGE: Latest News

MAPS: GoogleCounty; more GeoHack

PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Tourism, Hunting, Fishing, Ranching

HISTORY: 

HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ONLINETSHA

COUNTY TXGENWEB PROJECT (genealogical/historical information, including cemeteries, markers, maps, census data, surname queries): TXGenWeb

CEMETERIES: 
See listings in each town, and: Mason County Cemetery Photos, Facts & Directions

OTHER PROFILES: US Census Quick FactsTXCIP; WikipediaePodunkCity Data

COUNTY JUDGE: Judge Jerry Bearden: 325-347-5556; 201 Ft. McKavitt, Mason, TX 76856. www.co.mason.tx.us

MASON COUNTY SHERIFF:  Sheriff Buster Nixon:  325) 347-5252;  PO Box 391, Mason, TX 76856-0391  Email: mcsobuster600@verizon.net 

COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC SERVICES:

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677;
333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. hccarc@ktc.com. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Menard, Kimble and Kerr counties.

HILL COUNTRY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: 512-756-2607; POB 27, 1001 N Hill, Burnet, TX 78611. “Believe the Hurt, Begin the Healing”, Serving Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Mason & San Saba Counties. Multi-disciplinary agency to facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of Child Abuse. Provides free services to abused children and their families. Annual fund-raising event: Pedal Power Wildflower Ride. E-mail: hccac@tstar.net. Web: www.hccac.org.

HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: 325-347-9400; POB 463, Mason, TX 76856. http://thcha.orginfo@thcha.org. Supports the social welfare and economic well-being of Mason County and the surrounding Texas Hill Country by protecting private property rights and the environment through research, education, publications and programs; to identify pertinent community issues; inform the public and motivate citizens to respond; and to encourage and enhance the role of local governments.

MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: 325-347-5295www.masonchc.org

 

 

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